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Cryolophosaurus was one of the first of the carnosaurs. Its remains were discovered high on a mountain in the middle of the Antarctic continent. Early in the Jurassic period, Earth's climate was warmer than it is now and Antarctica had not yet drifted to its current location over the South Pole. Although the snow in this scene is speculative, aurorae may have been common due to Antarctica's high latitude in the Jurassic period.
Genus Name: Cryolophosaurus ("frozen crested lizard")
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